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Emmy predix: Candice Bergen or Chandra Wilson as best supporting actress?

September 6, 2008 | 11:24 am

Now our Emmy gurus and forum moderators Robert "Rob L" Licuria and Chris "Boomer" Beachum have a knockabout over who'll win another top Emmy race.

BEST SUPPORTING DRAMA ACTRESS: BOOMER'S PREDIX
1. Chandra Wilson, "Grey's Anatomy" ("Lay Your Hands on Me")
2. Rachel Griffiths, "Brothers and Sisters" ("Domestic Issues")
3. Candice Bergen, "Boston Legal" ("The Mighty Rogues")
4. Dianne Wiest, "In Treatment" ("Paul and Gina: Week 1")
5. Sandra Oh, "Grey's Anatomy" ("The Becoming")

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BOOMER'S COMMENTARY: After watching all of the episodes for this category, I think the clear favorite is Chandra Wilson.  She has a heart-tugging plot line with her marital problems and the injury of her son, and the writers really gave her some powerful moments when she wouldn't leave the surgery room and also at the end.

Griffiths and Bergen have great plot lines (child custody and critical father near death, respectively), but I think the writers really let them down. They have extremely quiet performances with barely any moments in their episodes that would show their acting range and win over Emmy voters. Wilson's performance practically screams for a big Emmy hug!  Wiest gives an acting workshop in a two-person virtual play, but there are no money scenes and very little range.

I thought Oh's episode was the worst she has submitted over the years and only had her on screen maybe five minutes.

BEST SUPPORTING DRAMA ACTRESS: ROB'S PREDIX
1. Candice Bergen, "Boston Legal" ("The Mighty Rogues")
2. Chandra Wilson, "Grey's Anatomy" ("Lay Your Hands on Me")
3. Dianne Wiest, "In Treatment" ("Paul and Gina: Week 1")
4. Rachel Griffiths, "Brothers and Sisters" ("Domestic Issues")
5. Sandra Oh, "Grey's Anatomy" ("The Becoming")

ROB'S COMMENTARY: Again, I just don't understand what all the fuss about Chandra Wilson's performance in her chosen episode is all about. Although I see glimpses of past knockout performances from Wilson in "Lay Your Hands on Me," I didn't connect with this performance nearly enough to proclaim it the front-runner.

I think the spoiler will be the Emmy Queen herself, Candice Bergen. She has not won for this show, and I think many voters will not be able to resist. Backing her up is a decent performance in "The Mighty Rogues." It's early yet, so this category is still subject to change, as Dianne Wiest is poised for a bit of an upset here too.

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1. Griffiths
2. Bergen
3. Wilson
4. Wiest
5. Oh
In her episode, Griffiths really accurately portrayed the feelings and emotions of what a real mother would feel like in that situation. Also, she is way overdue since SFU.


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